This is my grandmother's recipe. I hope that you enjoy it!

3 dozen


  • 14 egg yolks

  • 1 pint sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups shortening

  • cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  1. In a large bowl mix together all ingredients. Stir into a ball, then turn dough out onto a floured surface . Knead dough for 1/2 hour. If you have a mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix for about 15 minutes.

  2. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

  3. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips that are 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. In the center of each strip, cut a 1 inch slit, lengthwise. Pull one end of the strip through the slit to form a bow.

  4. In a frying pan or an electric skillet, melt shortening and heat to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). in a frying pan this would be on medium high heat.

  5. Place cookies in hot oil. Cook on both sides until lightly browned then remove to a paper towel.

  6. Dust finished cookies with confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
32g Fat
46g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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